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 Featured News and Articles

Brain Awareness Week is celebrating its 20th anniversary this March! We look back on the campaign’s evolution in our article, "From One Man’s Vision to a Global Campaign: Celebrating 20 years of Brain Awareness Week."
•  Briefing paper: "When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education
Grantee interview with Beth Stevens, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School: "Probing Synaptic Pruning: Immune Cells Play Unexpected Roles in NormalBrain Development and Disease"
You've Got Some Explaining to Do: Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers, is a compact reference book for scientists writing for non-scientific audiences. Please contact for review copies. Also, read our Q&A with the book's author, Jane Nevins, Dana Press editor-in-chief emerita.
Cerebrum 2013: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science was recommended by Scientific American MIND and reviewed by PsycCRITIQUES and Metapsycology Online ReviewsThe book brings together more than a dozen articles and book reviews from the 2013 monthly Web edition of Cerebrum, offering inquisitive readers the chance to read about new and provocative ideas in neuroscience from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Please contact for review copies.